ITU Landscape Architecture Department’s Thursday Seminar Series “Water and Climate” is hosting Matthew Bradbury on December 16 at 09:30 o’clock. The title of the seminar is “Water City”. Matthew Bradbury is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, UNITEC, New Zealand, and programme leader of the Masters of Landscape Architecture. Matthew Bradbury is a principal in BMLA; the practice specialises in integrating landscape, infrastructure, and urban development. Matthew has recently completed a book, Water-City: Practical strategies to address climate change, published by Routledge in 2021. The seminar is open to everyone. Prof. Hayriye Eşbah Tunçay will be moderating the seminar.

Climate change will be one of the significant challenges in the development of the 21st-century city. The effects of climate change can be remediated, and the efficacy of the present-day measures will be considered. The central proposition is then revealed: to successfully continue to live in our cities in the age of climate change, the city’s urban form will have to change. Cities can build resilience to the effects of climate change by understanding the more significant dynamics of the complex environmental conditions that surround cities. By understanding the city’s urban ecology, a design process can be developed to both map the impact of climate change on a city and the necessary remediation measures. The consequence is a resilient city plan that is more open, less dense, and greener.

Topic: Thursday Seminar – Matthew Bradbury

Time: Dec 16, 2021 09:30 AM Istanbul

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Matthew Bradbury, Fulbright Senior Scholar, Ph.D.(UoA), Masters of Landscape Architecture (RMIT), Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) (UoA), Diploma of Horticulture (M.U.), Affiliate NZILA, Graduate NZIA.

Matthew Bradbury is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, UNITEC, New Zealand, and programme leader of the Masters of Landscape Architecture. 

Matthew’s recent research has been developing a new model for the sustainable design of the contemporary city.  By understanding the hydrological landscape that underlies the city, a new city master plan can emerge; increasing green space encourages biodiversity, making new public space for citizens, and helping to reduce water contamination and flooding. To explore these issues, Matthew has recently completed a book, Water-City, Practical strategies to address climate change, published by Routledge in 2021.

Matthew Bradbury is a principal in BMLA (http://www.bmla.co.nz); the practice specialises in integrating landscape, infrastructure, and urban development. Matthew has over twenty years of experience on a wide range of domestic, commercial, and civic projects in New Zealand, PR China, and the E.U. Recent projects have seen the application of this research in the design of several public spaces in New Zealand. These projects have included the restoration of urban streams, the daylighting of stormwater pipes, the planting of green corridors, and the installation of several stormwater treatment devices including, rain gardens, wetlands, detention ponds, and swales. The Te Ara cycleway has been published in, Paths, Tracks and Trails: Designing for Pedestrians and Cyclists, edited by distinguished Italian academics Paolo Ceccon and Laura Zampieri.  http://imagespublishing.com/products/paths-tracks-and-trails-designing-for-pedestrians-and-cyclists